School year welcome from Hyde County Schools Superintendent Dr. Melanie R. Shaver

Published 7:38 am Monday, August 29, 2022

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Greetings Hyde County!

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your superintendent to support the learning and growth of Hyde County School students. I cannot adequately express how fortunate my family and I are to be a part of the Hyde County community, the kindness and welcoming spirit of this beautiful place is astounding. My focus this year is to support a dynamic and engaging learning environment, where strong partnerships between the community and school system can flourish. By working together for the betterment of Hyde County, we can gain the momentum that will launch our students and community into an era of new possibilities!

During the summer we have worked to develop programming and support that will enhance instruction and student opportunities. This can be seen in our expansion of dual enrollment through partnership with Beaufort County Community College, the inclusion of universal Pre-Kindergarten, the further development of our career and technical education programming, a number of clubs and after school activities, and athletic opportunities. Throughout the school year, we will be highlighting and celebrating the joy of teaching and learning.

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I would be remiss if I did not mention the infrastructure work being done as we near completion of the Ocracoke School Project and the perseverance that our students, teachers, and the community have demonstrated through the last several years. It will be a wonderful day in late spring when we celebrate the opening of the new construction. Until then, Ocracoke School staff is ready to serve our students as we continue construction. We also had some changes on the mainland, which included a reorganization of the Mattamuskeet campus, once again re-uniting the school in a Pre-K-12 grade span as Mattamuskeet School. Hyde Academy was opened and serves our Beaufort dual enrollment students at both Mattamuskeet and Ocracoke Schools in grades 9-13. The staff at Mattamuskeet School and Hyde Academy have done a wonderful job navigating the changes and are ready to serve our students this year!

More than anything I want our schools to be a place where our kids, community, and staff want to be, where they learn and grow, feel valued, and safe. Working together as a community, we can ensure that the students in Hyde County are getting the absolute best education possible. Please join us this year, volunteering, mentoring, and participating in events to strengthen our partnerships and be part of the exciting things happening at Hyde County Schools.

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!

Dr. Melanie R. Shaver


Hyde County Schools